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    1. In Obama's Budget, a Case Study on Finding and Closing Tax Loopholes - Wall Street Journal (blog)

      In Obama's Budget, a Case Study on Finding and Closing Tax Loopholes - Wall Street Journal (blog)

      Lobbyists for those who benefit from the NIIT loophole will be quick to accuse the administration of attacking small business . There are a lot of truly small businesses organized as pass-throughs, but the NIIT doesn't affect them because they don't ...

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    2. Why There Is No Such Thing as an 'Average Customer'

      Why There Is No Such Thing as an 'Average Customer'

      At some point in your company’s growth, someone will utter the most pernicious phrase in business: “The average customer.”

      There is no such thing.

      Successful entrepreneurs launch businesses because they see a customer need that isn’t being met. They use stories about specific customers to illustrate how the company is succeeding or failing in that mission.

      Adding more customers usually is a good development, but as the numbers grow, the personal connection with customers may fade and voices from the front line dim. It is a dark day when anecdotes about real customer experiences turn into a mathematical abstraction that is used for making decisions...

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    3. The Morning Ledger: The Ties That Bind Independent Board Directors - Wall Street Journal (blog)

      The Morning Ledger: The Ties That Bind Independent Board Directors - Wall Street Journal (blog)

      The company is nearly 11%-owned by easyJet entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou's easyGroup holding firm. The Morning Ledger from CFO Journal cues up the most important news in corporate finance every weekday morning. Send us tips, suggestions and ...

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    4. Full Text of Obama's Final State of the Union Speech - Wall Street Journal (blog)

      Full Text of Obama's Final State of the Union Speech - Wall Street Journal (blog)

      That spirit of discovery is in our DNA. We're Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers and George Washington Carver. We're Grace Hopper and Katherine Johnson and Sally Ride. We're every immigrant and entrepreneur from Boston to Austin to Silicon Valley ...

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    5. Why It Matters That New Businesses Are Creating Jobs More Slowly Than a Decade Ago - Wall Street Journal (blog)

      Why It Matters That New Businesses Are Creating Jobs More Slowly Than a Decade Ago - Wall Street Journal (blog)

      ... of the annual revision process. As a result, the Labor Department may revise down first-quarter job growth when benchmark revisions are published in February. Related reading: Better Small-Business Lending Data Could Tell Us a Lot About the Economy.

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